Latest ATH News

  • 6 Aug 2020: The 2020 hunt, set by Apopheniacs Anonymous, will be released in December.
  • 6 Aug 2020: The 2019 hunt has been archived here. Prize-giving delayed by Covid.
  • 6 Aug 2020: Future ATH setters are confirmed as James Medhurst (2021). The ballot for 2022 is pending. Volunteers for 2023 and beyond are invited to apply here.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running since 1985. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


For those teams looking to limber up before the big event, or alleviate lockdown, remember that the 2015 Archive contains a very entertaining biography/hunt by the PATHfinders.